As you know, we are currently On A Break, prompting the following email from Phil from Treorchy:
I hope you are enjoying your annual leave, but does the fact that we are on a break mean that the rest of us are free to see (hear) other podcasts?
It pains us to think of you laughing and capering with other podcasts, Phil; but we have to do the right thing and let you spread your wings and fly…preferably towards subscribing to Martin the Sound Man‘s podcast, because we don’t want you to wander too far. Just make sure you come back to us on March 5th, and we’ll stiffen our trembling lips and pretend you never left.
Oh and please can you answer me this: why do people seem to think you MUST fill the kettle from the cold tap? Other than the fact the water comes out marginally quicker (oh joy, you’ve saved a good 4 seconds – add that up over a year and you’ve earned an extra half an hour to spend how you wish) I can see no reason why EVERYBODY does this. My wife reckons it’s an impurities issue, but even when I point out that this water becomes BOILED she still insists she’s right (as is the way with her).
Because, Phil, the kettle still takes as long to boil even if the water’s hot (unless your tap water happens to be uncommonly scalding), and by using it you’re wasting the energy used by your boiler to heat it! Plus hot water tends to be hanging around in a tank so isn’t as fresh, and therefore your cup of tea will be slightly less nice. Pah. What a RIDICULOUS question. If that’s how you feel, FINE. Go off and see other podcasts; see how they like it when you ask why people don’t leave the fridge door open in summer to keep their houses cool…